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DRIVING LANE: No. 11 Alex Perez of Mexico drives past Deon Edwin of the Virgin Islands on Sunday night in Argentina. The Mexicans took the Bronze medal with a 79-65 win, but the Virgin Islanders were the talk of the tournament with their solid play and amazing upset of Canada

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FREDERIKSTED — With the territory likely to sustain at least tropical storm force winds from Hurricane Irma, the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) said Sunday that sandbag distribution will begin territory-wide 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The agency gave a list of locations where the sandbags can be

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HERE TO HELP: U.S. military relief crews load supplies aboard a C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Illinois National Guard’s 182nd Airlift Wing based in Peoria. FREDERIKSTED — As Hurricane Irma bears down on the region, the Illinois National Guard has sent a C-130 aircraft and crew to the territory to

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SAN JUAN — Hurricane Irma continued to bear down on Sunday as it continued a southwesterly track that is likely to threaten islands at the eastern end of the Caribbean Sea on Tuesday. Hurricane watches were posted for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, Guadeloupe and

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TRYING SEMIFINAL: Mixed emotions as the United States defeated the Virgin Islands 90-62 in the 2017 Americup Championships in Argentina. The American team proper was gracious and dignified in victory. Here Xavier Munford drives to the hoop against the hometown team. BUENOS AIRES — They arrived as favorites, and they

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MIAMI — Monster Hurricane Irma dropped one degree in Latitude from 19.0 to 18.0 last night — an indication that the powerful Category 3 storm is now moving in a southwesterly direction — putting it more on track to affect the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico sometime Wednesday when it

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MIAMI — Massive Hurricane Irma finished its first cycle of reorganization called an eyewall replacement cycle, common to all strong hurricanes, during which a new eyewall forms and replaces the old. This allowed Irma to once again strengthen into a Category 3 hurricane. Irma will likely undergo a few of these cycles

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WHERE WILL IRMA GO? The projected path and intensity of Hurricane Irma based on Friday’s modeling. MIAMI — Powerful Hurricane Irma rapidly intensified in the open Atlantic and poses a major threat to the region, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico next week. Far across the Atlantic, just west

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BLUE DEATH: This Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) near Buck Island, St. Croix, has died and collapsed. As coral reef structure degrades, valuable habitat for marine life is lost and nearby coastlines become more susceptible to storms, waves and erosion. (Curt Storlazzi/U.S. Geological Survey) CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. government scientists have found a

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IRMA IRKING: Category 3 Hurricane Irma began its westward track across the Atlantic Wednesday, becoming the ninth named storm of an increasingly busy hurricane season. Early tracking models by The Weather Channel project it hitting St. Croix directly in seven days as a Category 4 storm. MIAMI — Tropical Storm Irma continued

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